Located in central Ghana, this ethnic group begins their traditional marriage with a knocking ceremony (kokooko) where the man and his family go to the woman’s family to ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage.
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The marriage ceremony takes place right after an agreement. On the day of the ceremony, which usually takes place at the bride’s father’s house, items requested by the bride’s family are presented to them.
The man’s family then requests for the bride, who agrees to the marriage after being questioned by her father.
She is presented to the man who gives her a Bible puts a ring on her finger.
The union is blessed and the fun begins.
For the Ashanti marriage, the bride and groom usually wear colourful attire made from the rich kente cloth. The bride adds other accessories including colourful beads and head decorations.